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Old 11-02-2014, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

I am looking to buy my son a new guitar for Christmas and like the look of the Ibanez Mikro. He currently has a 1/2 size electric which he is fine on but is getting a little bit small now so I am looking for 3\4 size one to bring him on? Anyone got one?
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:39 AM
 
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I am looking to buy my son a new guitar for Christmas and like the look of the Ibanez Mikro. He currently has a 1/2 size electric which he is fine on but is getting a little bit small now so I am looking for 3\4 size one to bring him on? Anyone got one?
Mikros are nice looking guitars. I haven't played one as Hoshino won't release them in Japan but for your son (I'm gathering he's under 10 years of age) I think it's a good fit size wise. When he gets older you can get him a real MIJ Ibanez but Mikros are good guitars for the price

The Tone King reviewed one earlier this year, here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD996Hg7m0w

He demos the Mikro Destroyer but they are made at the same place iirc.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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Re: Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

They work well as guitars.
As price give away are the tuners and pickups not highest level, but they work.
All smaller guitars are hard to get to stay in tune if you tune like a normal guitar (strings get sloppy). In my opinion do they need to be tuned up a bit.

I have played them live many times as a joke and it have been fine.
After a while did I change the tuners.

/Magnus
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Mikros are fantastic. Check out my "review" or forum search as it's been discussed. Highly recommended 3/4 size axe
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Re: Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

I played one a couple weeks ago in the local music store and it was a fun little guitar to play! Would like to pick one up myself someday... for my "Grandson" of course... lol!
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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The early version have better wood and pickups
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:53 AM
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Re: Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

Pretty good Little guitars. I own one. The pickups are OK, but I would change them along with the switch in order to install a 5 way switch configuration.
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Re: Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

I bought one for my kids (now 9 and 10 years old). They have been using it for lessons for 3 years now. The only change I made was swap out the crappy stock tuners for Gotohs.
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Amazing guitars. Sold my jem so I could buy more mikros
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:47 AM
 
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Re: Is The Ibanez Mikro any good?

I bought my daughter a red one for her 12th birthday. I did play it live at a gig once, because I thought it'd be funny...I'm a big guy, so regular guitars look kinda small on me anyway lol. But I was actually impressed with the way it sounded through my Line 6 half-stack, and it plays well too. It needed a little setup when I got it, but it's really not a bad little guitar. I want one of the blue ones with the maple fretboard, slap a black pick guard on it and have a miniature version of my RG550 LB lol

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Haha you look like you're 8 feet tall. Awesome.
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I tried one months ago. Fantastic guitars for kids. I would like to buy one for my son when he grows up.
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